Centre for Health Professions Education
Introduction to Teaching in the Health Professions
The main focus of this initiative was to consolidate previous educational offerings into a coherent course offered over a year. We endeavour to make it as easy as possible for clinicians to be able to attend the course by scheduling all dates at the beginning of the year and holding sessions on Friday afternoons. This was registered both as a short course and for CPD points. The course was designed on the basis of taking participants through a curriculum design cycle from understanding the current situation of our learners, through learning, teaching and assessment to reflection. We took a practical approach, keeping theoretical input to a minimum. Many members of CHPE staff were involved as well as other clinicians who we identified as having an interest in education.